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 From:  "Lee Sharp" <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org>
 To:  "M0n0Wall ML" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Slow speed between LAN and DMZ
 Date:  Tue, 6 Dec 2005 04:20:43 -0600
From: "Sasa Stupar" <sasa at stupar dot homelinux dot net>
>--On 5. december 2005 7:38 +0100 Sasa Stupar <sasa at stupar dot homelinux dot net>
>> --On 4. december 2005 19:16 -0500 Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
>>> On 12/3/05, Sasa Stupar <sasa at stupar dot homelinux dot net> wrote:

>>>> First my hardware: old Compaq Deskpro 2000 5166 with P166, 64MB RAM, 3
>>>> NIC Intel Pro 100S Desktop. My network is 100 Mbit.
>>>> In DMZ I have a file server (samba), web, mail. Transfer speed between
>>>> LAN and DMZ is max about 50 % of possible ( arround 5200 KBps) with
>>>> Trafic Shaper disabled.

>>> I replied to an older thread of the same earlier today, but getting
>>> this much through a P166 is even better.  That's over 40 Mb, which is
>>> more than I'd expect to get through that slow of a box.  That's about
>>> the max throughput of a WRAP or 4801, at 266 MHz.

>>> I'd be very happy with that.  If you need a full 100 Mb, you need a P3
>>> or better.  Your bus and/or CPU, or a combination of the two, is the
>>> bottleneck.

>> Thanx for the answer. I need full speed because of the file server. I am
>> going to search fo a faster box

> Just for the info. I have tried on Celeron 433 and it works great. I have 
> the full speed now. But I have allready buy a P3 from ebay for 25¤ which 
> will be even better.

Keep in mind that CPU is only part of the picture.  Buss speed plays a major 
roll here.  Try and have your high demand cards in separate bussmastering 
slots.  Have a high speed buss, at the expense of a lower speed chip.